a little about me

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves." - Carl Jung

I have been designing for over 10 years for various companies, from freelance to corporations. I received my bachelor of fine arts in 2001 from Colorado State University. I have worked for various marketing companies and continue to do so, designing anything and everything from Dansko shoe ads and various product packaging to email blasts and e-commerce sites.

I really enjoy working with creative teams in branding and identity processes. I had the privilege to be part of the University of Northern Colorado's re-branding process. The process of brainstorming, deciding why styles should be set, and what the messages and themes that need to be conveyed in a brand, are all part of the process I appreciate. In the end I wrote and designed the university's style guide.

My current position is hard to explain, it's complicated. So I created an infographic, titled "Wonder Woman," to show what I do at UNC. I'm the Marketing and Community Relations Manager of Enrollment Management and Student Access. I know a mouth full of a title, and trust me the job is that complicated too.

In my spare time, I like to get out and experience nature, tour museums, attend artist gatherings, paint, write creatively and have fun. Inspiration is found by filling the noggin and I want to keep my noggin full. So I read as much as possible, take on new adventures in life and just enjoy all the little things around me. I never know when something in life will give me that spark of inspiration, so I try to be prepared to capture that moment somehow, either with photography, a sketch book, or iPhone. I will figure some creative way to remember it.

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